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FAEA Awards

The Florida Art Education Association’s rationale for presenting annual awards is:

To recognize individuals within the membership who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education; and
To show appreciation for individuals or organizations that have contributed their services in an exemplary way to the association and to the professional goals we share.

2021 FAEA Award nominations are due July 5, 2021.

2021 FAEA Award Nominations

FAEA invites all members to participate in the nomination process to elect individuals and organizations that they believe offer outstanding contributions to art education.

Please note that current FAEA Board of Directors members are not eligible for 2021 awards.

Information needed to start and complete the nomination:

  • Nominee's Name, Workplace, Position, Email, and Phone Number(s)
  • Nominee's Supervisor's Name and Email 
  • Nominee's Bio (150-word limit)
  • Statement about the Nominee made by the nominator
  • Completed Vita Form (as applicable)
  • Letter of Support
  • Nominee's Headshot (.jpg file)

Submit Nomination

The FAEA Awards Committee will screen the nominations for eligibility and a panel of judges will select award recipients. Nominees to receive awards will be notified by the President in early fall. Each award winner will be honored at the annual FAEA Conference and listed in the FAEA publications, on social media, and on the FAEA website.

2020 FAEA Award Winners

Watch the 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Pearl Krepps Legacy Award
William Chiodo
Miami, Florida

Florida’s Outstanding Art Educator 
of the Year Award
Dr. Nicole Crane
Elbridge Gale Elementary
Palm Beach, Florida

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Gaffney
Miami, Florida

Distinguished Service Award
Rosa Ansoleaga
MDCPS-Visual and Performing Arts Department
Miami, Florida

Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award
Teresa Woodlief
Alimacani Elementary School
Jacksonville, Florida

Middle School Art Educator of the Year Award
Amanda Holloway
James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
Julie Orsini Shakher
Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School
Hollywood, Florida

Supervisor/Administrator of the Year Award
Laurie Hoppock
Duval County Public Schools
Jacksonville, Florida

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Joo Kim
University of Central Florida
Winter Park, Florida

Principal/Administrator of the Year Award
Raul Calzadilla, Jr.
Air Base Elementary School (Retired)
Palmetto Bay, Florida

Museum Educator of the Year Award
Pamela Coffman
Museum of Art - DeLand
Oviedo, Florida

June Hinckley Art Educator Award of Excellence
Kris K. Finn
Howard Middle School
Orlando, Florida

Special Needs Award
Rachel Silver
North Beach Elementary
Miami Beach, Florida

New Professional Award
Lana McEntee Duchene
Snapper Creek Elementary
Cutler Bay, Florida

Retired Art Educator Award
Julie McBride
Tallahassee, Florida

Local Art Education Association Leader Award
Abigail Caroline Callaway
Dr. Phillips High School
Orlando, Florida

Charles Dorn High School Student 
Award of Excellence
Kris Zavoina
East Lake High School
Tarpon Springs, Florida

National Art Honor Society-Florida Student Award
Lesly Patricio
North Port High School
North Port, Florida

Friend of Art Education Award
Jodi Sypher
Lowe Art Museum
Cooper City, Florida

Community Service/Institution/Corporate Award
Amy Padolf
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami, Florida


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